Having fun – do museums and libraries do it better than archives?

Today, I was going to do a serious blog about collection management, based on something in my actual in-box, but then, out of the blue, came Museum Dance Off (http://whenyouworkatamuseum.com/post/87484643238/museum-dance-off-round-2-deathrace-2000-both).  Featuring the Otago museum and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia (who won, btw) this was a few minutes of fun, and a good opportunity to look behind the scenes at the staff and facilities of both institutions.

It reminded me very much of the awesome Librarians do Lady Gaga , and I wondered if there was anything similar for archivists.  @derangedescribe has been producing some great comics and most recently, Rebekah Sheffield has produced the ‘Which archivist are you?’ quiz (heavy on Canadian and US theorists, but there is also Jocasta Niu and Sir Hilary Jenkinson). Any other fun archives activities out there?

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Archivist, historian, avid reader

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